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Karel Čapek

Karel Čapek; 9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts and play R.U.R., which introduced the word robot. He also wrote many politically charged works dealing with the social turmoil of his time. Influenced by American pragmatic liberalism, he campaigned in favour of free expression and strongly opposed the rise of... Read More

Born9 January 1890
Malé Svatoňovice, Austria-Hungary
Died25 December 1938 (aged 48)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
OccupationNovelist, dramatist, journalist, theorist
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